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The Day of the Triffids
Day of the Triffids (1962)
Title: The Day of the Triffids
Directed by: Steve Sekely
Freddie Francis [1]
Written by: Bernard Gordon
John Wyndham
Produced by: Philip Yordan
George Pitcher
Music by: Ron Goodwin
Cinematography: Ted Moore
Distributed by: Security Pictures Ltd.
Released: July, 1962
Rating: X
Running time: 93 min.
Country: UK
Language: English

The Day of the Triffids is a 1962 sci-fi film directed by Steve Sekely. It was released theatrically in the UK in July of 1962 and in the United States on April 27th, 1963. The films is based on the 1951 novel The Day of the Triffids by author John Wyndham. Wyndham's story has since been adapted into the 1981 six-part The Day of the Triffids mini-series as well as the 2009 two-part The Day of the Triffids mini-series, both airing on the BBC.

Cast Edit

Actor Role
Howard Keel Bill Masen
Mervyn Johns Mister Coker
Janina Faye Susan
Nicole Maurey Christine Durrant
Janette Scott Karen Goodwin
Ewan Roberts Doctor Soames
Alison Leggatt Miss Coker
Geoffrey Matthews Luis de la Vega
Gilgi Hauser Teresa de la Vega
John Tate Captain of the SS Midland
Carole Ann Ford Bettina
Arthur Gross Flight 356 radioman
Collette Wilde Nurse Jamieson
Ian Wilson Greenhouse watchman
Katya Douglas Mary
Thomas Gallagher Burly man
Gary Hope Flight 356 pilot
John Simpson Blind man
Sidney Vivian Ticket agent
Victor Brooks Poiret

Notes & Trivia Edit

  • The Day of the Triffids originally received an x rating in the UK.
  • Alternatively known as Invasion of the Triffids.
  • The tagline for this film is "The triffids are coming! The triffids are growing! The triffids are killing!"

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References Edit

  1. Freddie Francis is uncredited as a co-director on this film.